Kenan-Flagler MBA Essays

UNC Kenan-Flagler encourages you to assess your known talents and potential skills, understand your personal style, and confirm your values and interests. If you do this prior to beginning your MBA studies, you will be better equipped to navigate the many options the MBA program will provide. There is not enough time to do all the activities and take all the courses that will be available to you. It is important, therefore, to make your choices based on your own development plan. Think of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA application as a first step toward uncovering the unique attributes and goals that will inform your development plan. Please be thoughtful and reflective in your answers.

Kenan-Flagler Essay 1 (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why this career option appeals to you; and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree. (500 words maximum)

Kenan-Flagler 2 (Optional) What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to contribute to UNC Kenan-Flagler? (300 words maximum)

Kenan-Flagler Essay 3 (Optional) If your standardized test scores are low, or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. (300 words maximum)

Kenan-Flagler Essay 4(Optional) Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application? (300 words maximum)

Kenan-Flagler Application Deadlines 2014 – 2015

Round 1* (17 Oct 2014), Round 2 (12 Dec 2014), Round 3 (16 Jan 2015), Round 4 (13 Mar 2015) *Early Action. Applications due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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